• Tinker, Tailor ... ? World of Opportunity

    This film, made in 1941 by W G Gregory for the Education Committee of the City of Sheffield, aimed to help young adults choose a career by providing information on all the courses availabl to them.  It covers a huge range of skilled occupations taught at technical colleges and provides a wealth of examples of the activities on offer in classes for those leaving school as well as adults.

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  • Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

    To mark the changing season, we're featuring a film made in 1940 by keen amateur filmmaker, Kenneth Raynor, showing aspects of life in Swallownest, South Yorkshire, as autumn arrives.

    Watch On the Trail of the Fall

  • YFA and NEFA - now on Facebook!

    The Yorkshire Film Archive and our sister-archive, North East Film Archive, are now on Facebook!  

    Click here to visit our page and keep up-to-date with the latest news.

  • Lyon's Grocer's Shop, Market Weighton

    This 1957 film takes a look at a day in the life of a grocer's shop in a small East Yorkshire town.  Apart from the insight that the film provides into the activities of a grocer's before the onset of the age of the supermarket, it also features some of the household items that were common at that time: Rinse, Omo, and Fairy Snow to name but three.  The shop also boasts an impressive array of Birds Eye frozen food!

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YFA Selects

This film was made for the Ripon Palladium Cinema where it was shown in May 1916.  It captures a sports day for the people...
This film was made by Yorkshire Television as a promotion on behalf of the Yorkshire Post. The commentary gives a history of the...
Made by members of the Mercury Movie Makers, Fatman is an entertaining spoof of the Batman television series starring Adam West...
Filmed and Not Forgotten